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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

As has been already discussed the reality out there in ‘PMO land’ is that there is not a plethora of wise and experienced PMO managers, directors, leaders, heads, etc., and so it is sensible for anyone who is engaged to help an organisation set up a new PMO or advise on improvements to an existing PMO to reach out for some help. The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down. Is the PMO model the right one?

Starting a PMO

MPUG

PMI describes the Project Management Office (PMO) as a strategic driver for organizational excellence. The PMO seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. Company A might not have a PMO, company B could have a PMO where the project managers (PMs) do not report to the PMO, and Company C could have a mature PMO where the PMs report to the PMO. Beginning a PMO.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market? 3] And choosing to perform activities differently, or performing different activities is crucial, otherwise, as Porter said, strategy is just a marketing slogan. [4].

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. Aligning most of the projects and programmes to the organisation’s strategies is one of the most important benefits of implementing organisational portfolio management. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

The Project Management Institute (PMI) asked this question for the first time ever for its 2020 Pulse of the Profession ® report, knowing that organizations are rewiring to innovate and deliver competitive products and services quickly. Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. This is a major transformation not just for the PMO, but also for many in the organization.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

Well it starts with strategy formulation which is no longer the annual exercise it used to be – nowadays it is an ongoing iterative activity. And since each strategy gives birth to one or more projects this adds to the portfolio constantly. Leads, and is aided by, the PMO. Sadly, I have yet to see a future ‘C’ work their way through the project arena, the PMO, the project management practise.

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The Diversity of Project Manager Position Types: How to Choose a Job Among Different Titles

Epicflow Blog

Portfolio Office Analyst works on the creation of a corporate strategy together with senior office executives, examines the project and program interdependency within the portfolio, and reports on the research outcomes to senior management; . PMO Job Titles.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. For many in the PMO community, project data analytics is seen as something with great potential yet there’s a fear there that it’s a big job to tackle; it’s going to need a whole host of new skills and tools (Python, Azure.);

The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In The Project Revolution , revolution means ‘popular and often forceful revolt against a government or social order’, here the traditional ‘silo-based’ nature of most organisations, and the absence of a ‘CPO’ that is, Chief Project, Program and Portfolio Officer, amongst the more commonly found C-Suite officers (I have just realised that this new officer should really be called C3PO, but no joke was intended!). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) PMBOK 6th Edition: Phase Gate : A review at the end of a phase in which a decision is made to continue to the next phase, to continue with modificatin, or to end a project or program. Let’s set aside the very important governance imperative. But what if governance were unimportant to you… or your organization?

Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. Keynote speaker is Nick Smallwood, CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Head of Government’s Project Delivery Function. The PMO 2020 Conference. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI Global Conference 2020. PMO Symposium.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020 statistics show that only 47% of organizations have a defined career path for project managers. Basically, poor leadership and lack of strategy puts people in these positions. We recognize the value of project management in helping to deliver strategy.

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

I see programme management as a step away from hands on project control and delivery and a closer move towards strategy, business and people management. If programmes are about realising the desired benefits whilst also ensuring the programme and its associated projects remain aligned to the evolving business needs, it makes sense that the Programme Manager has greater experience and understanding of business strategy and how those strategies are executed.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

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Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? There's more to membership of PMI, APM, IAPM and other than the qualification, of course. The PMI is the Biggest Player, Globally. But, internationally, there is one association that is bigger, better-known, and more valued by employers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). So, should you seek one of the PMI's qualifications? The PMI. What is a PMO? Strategy and Business change.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

MavenLink

Setting timeboxes and budgets that are value-based and allowing scope to be customer focused and aligned to strategy is where the growing companies are thriving. Since this strategy has been employed, revenue has grown over 40% and project success criteria has grown at an astronomical rate. Many organizations that we meet with think it is hard to align the business to the strategy and place governance to the process of project selection. When is that a good strategy?

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Project Prioritization

EasyProjects

What is its strategy for achieving those goals? Increasingly, companies have full-time project-management offices (PMO) with staff and budgets to pursue project planning, management, and evaluation full time. How do mission and long-term strategy translate into selection criteria?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. One of the most successful learning strategies for me has been the gathering and sharing of stories from project and programme managers.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

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Audit: The process of analyzing a project to ensure that it is being governed as intended. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) : A certificate in project management basics offered by Project Management Institute (PMI). Project management terminology can be complicated.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively

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PMI’s most recent Pulse of the Profession is about how to succeed in a disruptive world, with challenges being, among others, new technologies (like autonomous vehicles), artificial and data intelligence and big data. ABOUT THIS REPORT Conducted since 2006, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® is the premiere global survey of professionals who provide project, program, or portfolio management services within global organizations. Increased government regulations.

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Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

Ellis – Colin started his career as a project manager in 1997 and worked his way up through program manager and PMO manager to eventually head up large project departments in the private sector and government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She’s the author of the PMI bestselling book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers (and a bunch of other books). So, what is #ThePMTribe?

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

Karen started out in heavy industry – mining – and is now Principal at Enviro Integration Strategies , a firm that helps companies get tangible value from doing the right thing for the planet. A lot of my focus ended up working with the PMO to improve the process of identification of risks and opportunities, trade-off analyses, decision making, and stage-gate reporting for improved performance in environment, safety and inclusion of external stakeholder needs.

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Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

Ganttic

As well as giving access to those interested in PMI® Certification. With topics ranging from staying agile, to project governance, and ways to deal with stakeholders. Community leader Margaret Meloni has a background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Today’s session is eligible for 3/4 of a PMI PDU in the strategic category, and the code to claim that is on the screen now. Yet, while many companies design great transformation strategies, how good is their delivery? Is it the innovation strategy group? Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? So we have 10% for innovation and strategy group, 25% answered B, R&D, new product dev, and business unit. Some of you work in an IT PMO.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession , 52% of projects completed in the last 12 months experienced scope creep. But taking part responsibility for producing the business case can be a smart move that helps th e project manager to step up and Bridge the Gap Between Strategy and Delivery. Stakeholder analysis : Failure to analyse the stakeholders and determining a stakeholder communication strategy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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#ThePMTribe: A Community with a Difference

Girl's Guide to PM

He started his career as a project manager in 1997 and worked his way up through program manager and PMO manager to eventually head up large project departments in the private sector and government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He’s an author and has a background in engineering and technology, as well as government contracting. John is a Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI), PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scrum Master.

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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Perhaps one of the most commonly known project management certifications, the Project Management Professional certification, provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI), sets the standards for project management. The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. The chosen strategy was successful and the time and budget of the project were met.” PMI’s PMBOK.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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89% of high-performing organizations value project management, 81% actively engage sponsors, 57% align projects with business strategy. [6]. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. Number of PMI Certified Project Managers: Total Number of PMP credential holders: 607,128. # PMI Agile Certified Practitioner holders: 5,265. [14]. PMO Popularity by Company Size: 61% of small organizations (<$100M) have a PMO.

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Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

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Today’s session is eligible for 1 PMI PDU in the technical category. Dux is the CMO of AvePoint of Global Microsoft 365 partner that helps organizations migrate, govern, and protect their data in Microsoft 365. One of the most fascinating things I came across recently, is there was a survey that PMI did a couple years ago, maybe two, three years now, as to what the most used project management tool is today. Notice I have different plans and this is one I did for PMI.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

Today’s session is eligible for one PMI PDU in the Strategic category and the code for claiming that with PMI is on the screen now. He’s a PMI chapter founder, Microsoft-certified professional and IIL Blue Belt and Orange Belt certified. It segues into this next slide, which Microsoft has really gone a little further than the entire PMI. Jump-starting apps, this is really where business rules are governed.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations

MPUG

PMI PDUs in the technical category and the MPUG activity code for claiming the session was on the screen now. If you’re using project is in a portfolio or PMO, any of the enterprise level projects, consult with your administrator before you just start changing anything in project that you may see here today that you desperately want or desperately need. It should be the alternative, the strategy that’s used and utilized, and again the notes field utilized as well.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

How can Scrum or Kanban (agile methodologies in general) methods fit the existing PMI ® framework (i.e. How to benchmark business in government monopoly? What to do when Executive-Level management doesn’t want to attend education rollout strategies? What if your PMO refuses to adjust its methodology for business needs and only looks at itself first? PMI, PMBOK, and PMP are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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